Why would I use a Herne Hill conveyancing practice when national alternatives are less expensive?
By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Herne Hill and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t be focused with sourcing the cheapest Herne Hill conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. He or She will update you on headway making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. If you ever need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.
I purchased a freehold house in Herne Hill yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Herne Hill and has limited impact for conveyancing in Herne Hill but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Herne Hill for our home move. Our broker has since notified us that our bank The Royal Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?
Lenders in the main restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that a law practice must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have limited the number of firms they allow to represent them. You should note that The Royal Bank of Scotland have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of The Royal Bank of Scotland Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the reduction of solicitor panels a few years ago even though there remains differing opinions about the level of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Figures from the Land Registry reveal that hundreds of law firms, including some in or near Herne Hill only execute very few conveyances a year.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Herne Hill is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Herne Hill are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Herne Hill you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
What does commercial conveyancing in Herne Hill cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Herne Hill covers a wide array of advice, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Herne Hill for my remortgage. Is it possible to check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.